Manitoba Egg Farmers (MEF) voted unanimously to once again support poultry research at the University of Manitoba with a renewed funding commitment of $100,000 each year for the next three years. The head of the Department of Animal Science Dr. Laurie Connor was thrilled with the financial support from Manitoba Egg Farmers.   

“This grant enables us to lever matching funds from federal and provincial research grant programs and to maintain essential poultry program infrastructure” said Dr. Connor.   

The funded projects involve a mix of basic science and applied research in three major areas, namely: egg nutrition, evidence-based poultry production management systems, as well as health, welfare and food safety. Results and technology generated from these projects will contribute to a better understanding of mechanisms regulating nutrient transfer to the egg, expanding the diversity of specialty eggs, promoting the well-being of laying hens, as well as enhancing sustainable egg production.  

Ed Kleinsasser

Ed Kleinsasser, Chair of Manitoba Egg Farmers, said “there is a longstanding relationship between the MEF organization and the University of Manitoba’s department of Animal Science. As regulated egg farmers we acknowledge the important role research plays in helping to move the industry forward with respect to egg nutrition and hen welfare.”   

For more information please contact:

Penny Kelly, P.Ag., M.B.A.Manitoba Egg FarmersPhone – 488-4888Email: [email protected] Dr. Wei Jia, PhD Poultry NutritionManitoba Egg FarmersPhone – 488-4888Email: [email protected]